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TEL News June 2022

Posted on: June 30th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

This month’s edition includes details of new elearning programmes including electronic record keeping, remote consultations and public health ethics.

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New online eating disorder learning available for GPs and primary care clinicians

Posted on: June 28th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Eating disorders are common and Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. However, people with eating disorders have better recovery rates and a reduced risk of relapse when they receive the right support as early as possible.

To support GPs and primary care clinicians in understanding and supporting people in all ages with an eating disorder, HEE has worked in partnership with experts by experience, NHS England and NHS Improvement and the charity Beat to launch online eating disorder learning.

The elearning compromises of 2 sessions that take approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete, at the learner’s own pace. The elearning also includes an assessment framework and a GP appointment involving an eating disorder assessment role-play demonstration.

To find out more, visit the eating disorders elearning programme webpage.

Additional mental health learning can be found on HEE’s mental health webpage.

New sessions available on stopping over-medication of people with a learning disability and autistic people

Posted on: June 23rd, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A collection of new sessions on stopping over-medication of people with a learning disability and autistic people (STOMP) has been added to the MindEd mental health elearning programme.

Developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in collaboration and partnership with NHS England’s STOMP team it features 5 knowledge-based elearning sessions and 1 skills building case study which cover the following topics:

  • Inappropriate Prescribing (for a universal audience)
  • Psychotropic Medication 1 (for a universal and non-specialist professional audience)
  • Psychotropic Medication 2 (this session is specifically aimed at a specialist audience, primarily psychiatrists, psychologists, GPs, pharmacists and mental health and learning disability nurses)
  • How to Challenge Inappropriate Medication 1 (for a universal audience)How to
  • ChallengeInappropriate Medication 2 (case study) (for a universal audience)

The sessions explain the meaning of STOMP and discuss opportunities for learners to speak up if they feel someone in their care is receiving inappropriate medication.

On completion of the sessions, which each take approximately 30 minutes to complete, learners will understand how to access reliable information about medicines.

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the MindEd programme page.

Elearning programme supports the application of public health ethics into practice

Posted on: June 22nd, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

In 2020 Health Education England commissioned research into resources which provide public health specialists and practitioners with the necessary knowledge and competencies for good public health practice. This elearning programme was developed to provide vital continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for the public health workforce.

Maggie Rae, President of the Faculty of Public Health commented, “I am absolutely delighted to hear that Health Education England is launching 3 new public health ethics elearning modules. The modules will not only support our specialty registrars to meet the requirements of our curriculum; they are also of great benefit to all our core and wider public health colleagues to develop, refresh and consolidate their knowledge and understanding in this subject area”.

Jessica Lichtenstein, Chief Executive of UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) said, “We are really pleased to hear that our current and future registered Public Health Practitioners will benefit from having access to the new Public Health Ethics elearning modules. The practitioner standards are split into 8 keys areas, one of which focuses on practising professionally, ethically and legally. This new resource will be invaluable to those colleagues who are pursuing the practitioner portfolio as well as those maintaining their competencies in this subject”.

There are 3 sessions available in the Public Health Ethics elearning programme:

  • an introduction to Public Health Ethics
  • some Basic Theoretical Underpininngs
  • frameworks and Case Studies

The sessions align with the requirements of the UK Faculty of Public Health Specialist training curriculum, the Good Public Health Practice guidelines and the UKPHR practitioner standards to practicing professionally; ethically and legally.

Each session takes approximately 30 minutes, and a certificate is available to download on completion of each session.

How to access the elearning

You can learn more about the Public Health Ethics elearning programme in the elearning for healthcare website.

Recommended elearning for all users of electronic health records

Posted on: June 21st, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The Electronic Record Keeping and SNOMED CT elearning programme was developed with NHS England, NHS Digital and the Professional Record Standards Body. The programme aims to assist those in the health and care workforce, who uses electronic health records, in understanding the benefits of using a standardised language at the point of care, as well as a basic introduction to SNOMED CT. This 30 minute elearning session aligns to a national standard (SCCI0034: SNOMED CT – NHS Digital), which is a requirement for all care settings within the NHS. The session will also be made available via Electronic Staff Register (ESR) and AICC and learners can leave feedback about the session in our evaluation survey

Remote Consultations elearning programme now available

Posted on: June 21st, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Health Education England to develop an elearning programme on remote consultations as part of a wider training recovery programme.

The resource consists of practical tips for educators and learners in medical and allied healthcare professions, to provide a generic ‘one-stop’ practical guide on remote consultation.

The session is designed to complement existing specialty and professional specific resources available from elfh and other education platforms.

Remote Consultations highlights the process of setting up a remote consultation clinic and the pitfalls in this environment with specific emphasis on appropriate patient selection, plus the benefits and limitations of remote consultations.

On completion of the programme learners will achieve several skills including:

  • Describing the benefits and limitations of a remote consultation  
  • Describing requirements needed and discussing patient selection
  • Describing measures in ensuring patient remote consultation

A suite of resources for trainers and trainees is also available for learners to access, including relevant links to websites, videos and papers.

For more information and to access the programme, please visit the Remote Consultations programme page.

New programme on breast cancer primary prevention education now available

Posted on: June 8th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Health Innovation Manchester to develop a new Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Education elearning programme.

The resource – aimed at primary care staff including GPs, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals – outlines the lifestyle and pharmacological interventions that can be used in the primary prevention of breast cancer for pre and postmenopausal women. It also covers the side effects of each drug and the guidelines to receive treatment.

The programme features 1 module, which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

At the end of the programme learners will be able to:

* list the strategies for lifestyle interventions for the prevention of breast cancer
* identify which drugs are used in the prevention of breast cancer for pre and post-menopausal women
* describe the potential side effects of each drug

Learners can access the session here.

TEL News May 2022

Posted on: June 8th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

This month’s edition includes details of new specialists features for case and assessment added to the Learning Hub, plus new elearning programmes including Maternity Resources: Ockenden Immediate and Essential Actions, Eating Disorders Training for Health and Care Staff, Congenital Heart Disease and Stroke.

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New resource supports ambulatory teams treating people nearing the end of life

Posted on: June 7th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new learning path for ambulatory care teams has been added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)’s end-of life-care for all programme.

Ambulatory teams consist of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals who offer same day care to patients at the hospital. This means that patients are assessed, diagnosed, treated, and can go home the same day, without being admitted into hospital overnight.

This learning path was collated with the assistance of the Ambulatory Assessment Team at Oxford University Hospitals. It is designed to support ambulatory team members to be more confident in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients nearing the end of life.

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the learning path, within the end-of-life-care for all (e-ELCA) programme.

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